Despite a number of traditional policy and legislative attempts to reduce inequality in the United States, far too many individuals are adversely affected by racial inequality, segregation, economic and wealth inequality, gender disparities, and other systemic barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential. The Price Center conducts a wide range of research to address inequality across multiple spaces and policy areas in the United States and abroad.

This report answers a series of critical questions about the opportunities and challenges facing Latino/as in Los Angeles County.

The proposed framework could provide guidance for policymakers considering new efforts at improving schools through the production and dissemination of educational data.

Renewed activism on immigration issues has produced measures that offer emergency economic relief and access to health care for immigrants left out of federal programs.

Associate Director Dr. Ann Owens reexamines income segregation from 1990 to 2010 and found that income segregation increased only among families with children.


The Latino/a Scoreboard: A Policy Roadmap for Transforming Los Angeles

Year: 2021

The Latino/a Scorecard Report answers a series of critical questions about the opportunities and challenges facing Latino/as in Los Angeles County and establishes a grade/score in different focus areas. The Scorecard uplifts the assets that Latino/as bring to the county … Continue reading

Toward a Framework for Public Accountability in Education Reform

SAGE Publications

Year: 2020

Public accountability through information disclosure is a pillar of modern education reform efforts. Despite the ubiquity of this approach, we argue that public accountability in education is under-theorized and often predictably unlikely to achieve its intended policy goals. Drawing on … Continue reading

Museums as Classrooms: The Academic and Behavioral Impacts of “School in the Park”

American Educational Research Association

Year: 2020

Access to community cultural institutions such as museums, zoos, and theaters has the potential to improve students’ educational experiences. This article estimates the impact of School in the Park, a museum-based educational program for low-income students that takes place within … Continue reading

State and Local Aid for Immigrants during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Innovating Inclusion

Center for Migration Studies

Year: 2020

State and local governments have exercised unusual powers since the early days of the Coronavirus lockdowns, ordering businesses to open and close, the wearing of masks, and much else. Amidst it all, renewed activism on immigration issues in some parts … Continue reading

Dreams of the Overworked: Living, Working, and Parenting in the Digital Age

Year: 2020

Professor Christine Beckman, Associate Director of the Price Center, Price Family Chair of Social Innovation, and Professor of Public Policy, and co-author Melissa Mazmanian, have a new book called Dreams of the Overworked: Living, Working and Parenting in the Digital … Continue reading

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